Shooters Media Blog

Graveyard Shift

Last weekend Shooters Media pitched up at a Rossendale graveyard (of all places) to shoot scenes for a new short film being produced in the valley.

If one word sums up the experience, it was “bitter”! It’s not that we held any grievances with anyone; I mean it was absolute ice blocks! The mourning extras must have felt frozen before we wrapped, but hats off to their perseverance. And if we learned just one thing that day it’s this; you CAN get piles from park benches. Fact. (According to the Lead Actress)


Shooters shares its Kodak moment….

Be Kind, Rewind

This morning, I was confronted by two news articles that struck a chord. The first was the sad demise of Eastman Kodak; the second was the eerily well-timed trailer release for a new movie focusing on ‘film vs. digital’. There’s an evident link between the two and in some ways it’s very sad, and in others it really demonstrates how important this last decade has been. I like to think I never take the digital medium for granted; after all it’s something that has provided so many opportunities to us as film-makers today.


Please Sir, I Want Some More…

Oliver poster

DVD currently in production

Shooters Media collaborated with Basics Junior Theatre School from Burnley to film their latest production 'Oliver!' at the Mechanics.

The 2 hour DVD, which will be available next month will feature the whole show including all the famous songs such as "Food, Glorious Food", "Consider Yourself" and "Pick a Pocket or Two".

The performance was filmed with a couple of Sony V1e's over two nights and then edited together to accommodate both Oliver Twists, played by Jack Roche and Toby Cooke.


Favour with Bombay Flavour

Bombay Lounge

Excellent Food enjoyed by Shooters Media

When Nurul Hoque asked the Shooters Media team to pop down and grab some footage of his restaurant near Burnley, it was an excuse to get together with Garry from Online Media Direct and have the 2011 Shooters Media Christmas Party.

His restaurant, Bombay Lounge in Barrowford, is a great place to enjoy tasty Indian food with a great atmosphere, while friendly staff provide an excellent service. They also do Takeaways.

If you are in the area, I am told that anyone who mentions Paul Coppack will get 10% discount on food and drink (and free shots!) - just ask for Nurul Hoque.


Sparky Vs… 2011

Goodbye 2011, a mourner bids farewell at New Year

Well here it is, my first blog! It’s taken quite a while to get here, as I was rather resistant. But now I’m wondering if this could be quite a risky venture to have a new stage to vent my everyday frustrations. As if the poor Shooters office wasn’t enough? I’ll try to be consistent but I know in the many blogs to come, people will come to wonder “where’s the link”?  Don’t worry, I think this will just have to be a common theme with my ramblings.

I considered blogging about the year that was 2011, to sort of make my own personal farewell official. Through better wisdom I’ve deciding against this, as I really won’t stop if I start. I’m also thankful I didn’t start to blog over the farce that was yet again the festive period. Boots ‘3 for 2’ anyone?? Bah, humbug!